The Living Canvas initiative aims to use a performer on stage as a dynamic projection surface. Ultimately, the system aims to create the illusion of a completely dynamic costume. The collaborative work brings together the disciplines of computer graphics with the performing arts. This paper briefly introduces the concept and presents the results from test-bedding the technology during a performance workshop. The initiative focuses on the challenges of exploiting a completely new kind of projection technology in an artistically meaningful way, avoiding the pitfall of just introducing a technology gadget without actively supporting the narrative of the performance.