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Choreographer Kasurinen, Ritva
First Performance 7.11.1973
Place of First Performance Tampere Theatre, Tampere, Finland
Finnish premiere 7.11.1973
Place of Premiere Tampere Theatre, Tampere
Style Contemporary Dance
Music composed for the work Jorma Panula

Description Puukkojunkkarit can be translated into English as knife-fighters.They were known as troublemakers who were active in the Southern Ostrobothnia region of Finland in the 19th century. Fights were common among them. They also participated in cambling, thievery and courtship with women.

Puukkojunkkarit were present in all society classes. Free houseowners were usually gang leaders. They were often feared and respected, and fought for their honour.

The work descripes years from 1850 to 1870.

Other Information Direction: Ossi Räikkä

Dancers: Tampere's theaters sport and ballet shool