semaphore

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With its sheer momentum, veneer of anarchism, and a semaphoric code language that lent a touch of mystery, it blows away the orderly lines of both Petipa and Balanchine.
At times the hurtling and semaphoric arms started up a kind of conversation, but the exchanges remained gibberish.
All the busy-ness that make Welch's Clear such an annoying imposition on Bach--waggling heads, semaphoric arms, peek-a-boo hand gestures, writhing torsos--returned with a bonus of nose-thumbing thrown in.