The gestures we make, the objects we encounter, and the subtle arrangement of ourselves relative to the absences left open by the world all utter messages we have been training our entire lives to interpret, using the ciphers of place and culture. LV Dance Collective, co-directed by San Francisco State University graduates Kao Vey Saephanh and Martha L. Zepeda, explores cultural codes and how they shape identity in their first home season, CODE, developed as part of the Resident Artist Workshop at the Garage. In addition to their central inquiry on identity, Saephanh and Zepeda present Quest for Truth, which won the sjDANCEco ChoreoAward for Collaborative Choreography. The transfer of choreography to dancer, from dance to eye, develops meaning in transmission. Intercept the dialogue between choreographers who have traveled the coasts and countries and come together in our jigsaw city.