Violetta Komyshan and artist Brendan Fernandes took over the lobby of a trendy New York City hotel with backup dancers for a wild performance to benefit Visual AIDS.
We’re told the recent performance at the Walker Hotel Greenwich Village, which took three months to put together, celebrated the ending of Fernandes’ “Together We Are” series.
Following the lobby takeover, Thom Browne-clad Fernandes hosted an afterparty where he sipped on cocktails and danced to a set from DJ William Francis, who spun ’70s and ’80s remixes.
“Brendan and other partygoers cleared away furniture to vogue along to Madonna while beckoning passersby in off the street to join them,” an insider told us, “but Violetta jet off shortly after her performance in the series.”
Komyshan’s on-again, off-again boyfriend, Ansel Elgort, did not attend the philanthropic event. A separate source told Page Six that Elgort and Komyshan, 25, “are together but not.”
“It’s complicated,” our source shared.
The ballerina was also recently spotted at The Palace — with Elgort, 27, nowhere in sight.
Komyshan and Fernandes previously teamed up for his show at the Whitney Museum’s 2019 Biennial, “The Master and Form,” which he has likened to S&M culture and which “explores the dynamics of mastery and discipline as embodied by ballet.”
Ten dancers, including Komyshan, performed in a cage-like structure with hanging ropes. As they tested their endurance, the idea was to show the discipline that goes into ballet.
“It’s not super-challenging for me physically so it’s been fun experimenting with how I’m moving,” said Komyshan of the exhibit.