I've been mulling over this comment, because I think it can be applied to so many other areas. As a figure skating fan, I've been trained by the fan culture to look for the "perfect" performance, unmarred by a step out of a jump landing, or traveling on a spin. Fortunately the new scoring system rewards the positives of performance in total, instead of awarding medals based on lack of mistakes.
the focus of ballet is far too great on technique. look at her she is beautiful! so much carisma, expression, true dance quality. and yet i sit here judging technique, like everyone else watcing this video, in my head critisising turnout etc, as we have all be trained to do as dancers. I hate the way i percieve ballet as a result of those around me, and only wish i was older so i could have lived through a generation where artistry came before technique.
Somehow we've got to reclaim the original appreciation part of Art.