Thanks, canbelto. I think you are right on target....AND it has tutus...
I think "Symphony in C" is just a fun ballet. It has everything -- thrilling allegro dancing, a beautiful adagio duet, and a rousing finale. The four movements allow a company to show off its different types of dancers well. The music sounds like champagne -- so happy, so easy on the ears. It's one Balanchine ballet where absolutely no homework is necessary. I think anyone can just sit down and watch Symphony in C and love it.
Cristian, even though I am a lover of leotard ballets, I have to agree with you about the tutus, which go beautifully with the music. Just compare the following:
NYCB in Symphony in C:
NYCB in Symphony in Three Movements:
Even without hearing Bizet versus Stravinsky, you can see the musical difference.