Tara Arts was the first Asian-led theatre company to be established in Britain, founded in 1977 as a response to the racist murder of 17 year old Gurdip Singh Chaggar. Their goal was to 'foster a global sensitivity in our locality'. In 1989 Tara Arts became the first Asian company to present work at the National Theatre. Their productions bring stories from around the world together with a variety of eastern & western theatre practices, using a distinct Binglish drama method fashioned by Artistic Director Jatinder Verma, drawing on the story-telling traditions of Indian theatre, combining music & dance. Jatinder has been a driving force behind Tara Arts from its beginnings, motivated by his belief that performing art has the power to break down assumed cultural barriers.