EIRA is a private organization based in Lisbon / Portugal who's mission is developing contemporary dance and performance in Portugal and internationally.
Since 1993, EIRA produces and promotes the work of the Portuguese choreographer Francisco Camacho. From 1996 onwards, EIRA started to produce and promote internationally other Portuguese artists, being today the production house of a group of associated choreographers from different generations.
EIRA is also a place for contemporary dance in Lisbon. One of the few working spaces for artists still available and open in the city. Since 1996, EIRA has been a working space for many Portuguese and foreign artists, hosting and organising in its own facilities in Lisbon, various artistic residencies, rehearsals, workshops and international research projects. Since 2013, EIRA is running the facilities of Teatro da Voz in Lisbon, one of the oldest theaters in town where EIRA keeps providing an open workspace for many artists from Portugal and beyond.
From 2015 onwards EIRA will also organize biannually CUMPLICIDADES Lisbon's International Contemporary Dance Festival.