Technique is what gives you consistency. It's what keeps you from getting injured. It's a tool that opens up a myriad of possibilities that you would not have without it. It's what keeps you in control of movement, and not the other way around. But technique without artistry is like buying paintbrushes but never painting anything with it. Technique in itself, by itself, is not art. And art is what we are ultimately trying to create, yes?
A lot of embedded wisdom here that goes far beyond dance. Bookmarked.