In the movie "Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore", one of the characters comes up with the idea of "limbic mimicry" to distract dangerous animals from violent behavior. Please see the details below to have a better idea (in a spoiler tag because it contains spoilers from the movie):
While freeing his brother Theseus Scamander from Erkstag prison used by the German Ministry of Magic, Newt outmaneuvers an army of baby Manticores (scorpion-like creatures) using "limbic mimicry" to distract them from violent behavior, forcing them to copy his dance-like movements that mimic the appearance of the creatures. Theseus begins to copy Newt's movements as well when they were escaping.
Is there an example of this from real life? Of course, in the movie, it is a bit exaggerated for cinematic effect and they are fantastic animals.
However, I wonder if certain movements can distract animals from violent confrontations and is there a term for this in biology? (it can be animal vs animal also)
I know there is mimicry in biology which is an evolved resemblance between an organism and another object or another species as an anti-predator adaptation. However, it is about appearance. I couldn't find examples related to movements.