Neil deGrasse Tyson Narrating This Ballet Video Is Absolutely Mesmerizing

Neil deGrasse Tyson might be giving Morgan Freeman a run for his money when it comes to the voice-over game.

The famed astrophysicist, cosmologist and author narrates a video for Dance Theatre of Harlem’s “Power. On Pointe.” performances which will take place from April 6 to April 9, and it’s absolutely mesmerizing. Tyson’s words move harmoniously with the ballet dancers as they twirl and glide across celestial backdrops.

“There is a place where time itself is flexible, where the only constant is change and where hundreds of years of history can be reborn in a single instant,” Tyson says, using the properties of the universe as a metaphor for the power of ballet.

For a second, the video above seems just like an episode of National Geographic Channel’s “Cosmos.” Tyson brings us back to earth, however, when he reminds us that “while it might seem that such perpetual transformation belongs to a world far different than our own, in truth it’s much closer than you think.”

Simply brilliant.

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