48 Ballet Dancers Recreate the Human Brain for TEDxAmsterdam

This seems to be the year of the creative TEDx trailer. Now, from my friends at TEDxAmsterdam comes The Human Brain -- a mesmerizing "trailer" for this month's event, themed Human Nature, featuring 48 dancers from The Dutch National Ballet and an utterly smile-inducing original song titled "Turn the World Around" by Pigeon Horse Sex Tennis with Rutger Hauer, the British School, and children of Amsterdam.

The "trailer" is actually the dress rehearsal for the first "human brain" in a series of three to be performed live at TEDxAmsterdam on November 25.

This piece of visual poetry -- which seems to be the running theme here this week -- comes from creative agency We Are Pi and production outfit 328 Stories.

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Maria Popova is the editor of Brain Pickings. She writes for Wired UK and GOOD, and is an MIT Futures of Entertainment Fellow.

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