Woof ! Art / Wouaf ! Art (in French)

Woof ! Art (2008) was a performing arts production by Sagliocco Ensemble.

Anne-Sophie Erichsen directed it.

In 2008 it was made a French version of Woof ! Art titled Wouaf ! Art.

Woof! Art was performed on tour with Brageteatret in 2011, during which 25 performances were given for a total of 2362 spectators.

In the production, we meet Jeanette, who loves two things more than anything else in the world. Art and dogs! Dogs and art! For the first time she is going to give lectures. She is hired by the school council, and the project is part of their new project – called the cultural cardboard box.


(Objekt ID 862)
Object type Production
Premiere June 14, 2008
Produced by Sagliocco Ensemble
In collaboration with Brageteatret
Audience Children (from 8)
Language Norwegian and French
Expressions Theatre, Lecture, Comedy, Performance for children , Solo
Running period June 14, 2008  
Duration 50 minutes
Website Sagliocco Ensemble

Requirements to venue

Minimum stage width 7m
Maximum stage width 8m
Minimum stage depth 7m
Maximum stage depth 8m
Minimum stage height 4m
Maximum stage height 6m
Blackout Yes
Rigging time 150 minutes
Downrigging time 90 minutes
Audience 120

Woof ! Art is an art historical lecture for children. The very passionate art lover Jeanette is charmingly enthusiastically determined to lecture about the dog’s central place in the history or arts.

During this humorous humpty dumpty travel through the history of arts Jeanette will teach us about Edvard Munch's dog head, impressionism, pointillism and a lots of other things, and yes it all includes a dog or two. Sometimes dogs can look like people and other times people look like dogs.

A playful sound backdrop is accompanying the lecture. The audience can expect a number of art historical surprises and revolutionary new interpretations of well-known works, united with magnificent slapstick comedy and magical sound and music. The performance is played by one actor, Anne Storberget and Guandaline Sagliocco alternating in the role.

Sagliocco Ensemble, based in Porsgrunn, consists of Guandaline Sagliocco and Håkan Islinger. They could harvest a lot of praise for this performance. Since opening it has won the award for best performance during the renowned theatre festival Momix in France, and it was nominated for Gullsekken, the award for best Cultural Rucksack production, among other things. The ensemble has been touring extensively with its performances for children and youth, visiting France, Canada and the Faeroe Islands, among other places.

Woof ! Art by Sagliocco Ensemble was supported by the Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs/MFA (travel grant/performing arts).


Sagliocco Ensemble, www.sagliocco-ensemble.no, 01.08.2010, http://www.sagliocco-ensemble.no/sagliocco_norsk/Voff_%21_Art_presentasjon.html

Porsgrunn International Theatre Festival, www.pit.no, 01.08.2010, http://2009.pit.no/show_details.asp?ID=695

Annual report Brageteatret 2011

Name Role
Guandaline Sagliocco – Playwright
Anne-Sophie Erichsen – Direction
Silje Steinsvik – Stage design
Katharina Barbosa Blad – Costume design
Jørn Steen – Video/Film
Nadine Esteve – Sound design
Jean Vincent Kerebel – Lighting design
Guandaline Sagliocco – Actor
Anne Storberget – Actor
Erik Lie – Technician
Trym Sigurdsen – Technician
Håkan Islinger – Producer
Press coverage

Varden, rating the show worthy of six pips on the dice:

"'Woof ! Art can't be retold. It has to be experienced. If you feel the need to laugh, this is a performance you should see."

Awards - Nominations