Gestures and animations are a broad subject where an advanced development and a complex logic meets very high UX requirements, and these encounters appear to be difficult. When it comes to React Native, these problems turn out even more complicated because JavaScript has its limitations that call for very specialized solutions, which are the main point of my workshop. I wish to focus on two dedicated libraries (react-native-gesture-handler and react-native-reanimated) which create a very coherent ecosystem for thriving your mobile apps with declarative and high-performance gestures and animation.