In Northern Karnataka the open theater folk performance takes place which is similar to the muudalapaaya yakshagana. geographically  the northern style of folk theater is identified as doddaata. All these  art forms are diminishing without  patronage.  These  dying art  can be revived only if government  take initiative step to document and promote these art form.

Doddata Folk Theatre Artiste
Contact Address

Dr. Basavaraj malashetty
Lecturer (Co-ordinator) 
Vijaynagar College, Hosapete - 583 201
Bellary District, Karnataka, India
Phone: 91 08394 27207

M. Basavana Gowda (Artist) 
Navalakallu Post 
Manvi Taluk, Rayachur District 
Karnataka, India

Monappa Vittappa Sutar (Artist) 
Chincholi Post, Afzalpur Taluk 
Gulbarga District 
Karnataka, India

Budappa Adiveppa Tahasildr Doddata Singer
Behatti Post, Hubballi Taluk
Dharwar District
Karnataka, India

A. M. Halayya (Artist) 
Sogi Post, Hadagali Taluk 
Bellary District 
Karnataka, India