How to Do ‘The Movements’ From The OA: A GIF Guide

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Hiss. Photo: Netflix

Like Drake’s “Hotline Bling” before it, The OA has gifted the world with an entirely new vocabulary of dance moves. Perhaps you’ve caught yourself stretching your arms and giving your fingertips a little flutter. Or maybe you even go so far as to make hissing sounds as you unfurl your fingers like a flower. Whatever the case may be, the impressive array of interpretive dance moves in The OA, known simply as “The Movements,” are ready at your disposal whenever you’re feeling angry or frustrated or want to bring someone back from the dead. Here’s a little GIF guide to help you out when you want to practice these moves in the mirror for your next séance. Limber up and let’s hop to it:

Step 1: The Illuminati Stretch

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Step 2: Hadouken!

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Step 3: Get That Beer Pong Ball Out of Your Mouth

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Step 4: Catch a Tiger by Its Toe

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Step 5: I’m Lovin’ It

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Step 6: Gamma Ray!

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Step 7: And … Ta-da!

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Step 8 Their Eyes Were Watching God

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Step 9: It Was Thiiiis Big

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Step 10: Human Tetris

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Step 11: If Your Soul Leaves Your Body Does It Make a Sound?

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Step 12: The Fairy Fart

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Step 13: I’m. So. Constipated.

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Step 14: The Eyebrows Have Eyes

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Step 15: Her Face Is Full of Secrets

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The Movements on The OA: A How-To Guide