Students from Dundee and Angus College braved the chill while dancing partially–clothed in the Howff graveyard.
Three students were spotted by a number of Dundonians as they made their way past the historical landmark on Friday.
They were recording footage for a project as part of their course at the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance.
Anna Otterbeck struck a series of poses next to the headstones of the graves of people dating back to the 1500s.
The 22-year-old said they were “pushing the limits” by recording footage for a video that will be shown as part of their course.
Anna, from the city centre, said the group had been out for a number of hours getting the shots.
Fellow student, Jane Strutt, 21, said they had looked at a number of locations before opting for the Howff.
They included Caird Park Golf Club and the Botanic Garden.
Anna said a number of passers–by had asked her if she was cold during the filming.
She said: “We’ve had a few strange looks but that’s been it really.
“People have been asking if I am cold and there have been a few awkward conversations.”
Jane, from Orkney, said they had liked the lighting and trees at the historic location which was granted to Dundee by Mary, Queen of Scots, in 1564.
She said: “Most students are doing a performance but we have opted to do a video.”
Anna said she wondered if there would be any objections to using the graveyard as a location.
She added: “We argued that it’s not a cemetery in which anybody would directly know anyone buried here.
“If anyone had taken offence, we hope they would have come across and spoken to us.
“No one has raised any objections.
“It has been a strange project to do. There are not too many people that can say they’ve danced half naked in the cemetery.
“Contemporary dance is always pushing the limits.”
Kara Griffiths, 22, a student at Duncan of Jordonstone College of Art and Design, said they had completed two sessions at the cemetery.
She said: “We’d initially taken a few polaroids and I liked the trees and lighting as well. The pictures came out really well.”
The filming will form part of a five–minute video that will be shown to students.